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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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PIR Reference Information Discussions (123)

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Ship 13 Div 418 PIR 11-08-19

Hello,  Is anybody else here who's recruit is on Ship 13 Div 418?

Started by Jarj

1 Oct 7, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

How do I find out when my son's PIR will be?

How do I find out when my son's PIR will be?  He shipped out on 3/5/19.  Have not heard from him yet except for a "micro call" telling me h…

Started by momofcordon

10 Jun 20, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Recommended Places to Stay

Please include hotel name, phone number, price, and features about hotel.

Started by YMM (Ship 12 Div 98)

214 Jan 22, 2019
Reply by lemonelephant


I have been told we have 3 tickets, but may be able to have 4. Is there a link where I can confirm how many tickets we get?

Started by Givemheaven

3 Dec 28, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

PIR and shuttle service

My son just graduated on 12/13/13.  What a world wind of a weekend we had.  I am so proud of all our sailors, Bravo Zulu!!! As I was planni…

Started by Tys' mom

26 Oct 21, 2018
Reply by MySailorDan

Time after Graduation

How can we find out when our sailor leaves for A school.  He will be going in Pensacola, Fl.?  Would like to find out how much time we get…

Started by Proudmomofmybaby

12 May 10, 2018
Reply by lemonelephant

PIR and how it works

Hey everyone! My son doesn't leave for boot camp until 2/5/18 but I'm trying to get ahead in all my info. Is it true that only 4 people can…

Started by Dena4

4 Dec 7, 2017
Reply by Phoenixmom

whee to find pir if you have div# n ship #

i have my son div n ship I cant find it on here I need to see whe he graudates I have no received forms yet

Started by tnmom50

2 Nov 28, 2017
Reply by Sunshinemom

Some helpful hint

My son graduated in the Navy last June 16. The reason I am posting this is so that the moms out there will be fully informed about PIR date…

Started by Mittmedicx

2 Aug 6, 2017
Reply by 1robo1

PIR Division Flags

I just attended PIR on April 7, 2017 and it was an amazing ceremony. My Sailors division designed their division flag with a submarine and…

Started by The Real Mimi

1 Apr 12, 2017
Reply by lemonelephant


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